Be Kind To Yourself

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The internet is so full of motivational quotes that by now most of us are immune to them. Every now and then, however, we come across one that jumps off the screen to come live inside of us. That’s what happened to me this week. Routinely scrolling through my Instagram feed, I found this quote:

“You are worth so much more than your productivity.”

For a little while now I’ve been practicing being kinder to myself. It’s a lot easier to forget I should treat myself with the same politeness and sensibility I use with other people, and this doesn’t make sense at all. If I’d never fault a friend for not finishing their daily to-do list, why do I fault myself? If I’d never get angry with someone for taking a little longer to complete a project, why do I tell myself off for it?

Sometimes we give it all we have at certain points in our lives, but we get frustrated because our all still doesn’t seem like our best. We just need to be patient and understand that as long as we’re pushing forward and working to become better, it’s okay. Each phase has its own rhythm and it’s only when we’re kind to ourselves that we give ourselves the space and time needed to get to where we want to be.

So the next time it feels like you didn’t do as much with your day as you’d have liked, remember you are worth so much more than your productivity, congratulate yourself for what you did manage to get done and renew your hopes for the following day. We’ll get there someday, even if it takes a little longer.

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SHOP THE LOOK:
Antix dress | Alice McCall earrings | Sportsgirl sunglasses | Medusa clutch
Melissa + Pedro Lourenço N°1 shoes |  Lime Crime Polly Velvetine | OPI Just Lanai-ing Around nail polish
📍Pictures taken at Half Moon Bay, Victoria, by Carolina Martins

5 thoughts on “Be Kind To Yourself

  1. Se o Gabriel continua fazendo suas fotos, ele está cada vez melhor nisso. Amei o vestido, falando nisso.
    Bom você falar sobre assunto (que eu ia ler em inglês, mas estou com a cabeça cansada de tanto ler no final de semana hahaha). Eu me cobro o tempo todo, porque tenho a péssima mania de desistir das coisas no meio do caminho, são poucas as vezes que eu realmente completo alguma coisa. E as vezes eu nem faço questão de êxito, só completar mesmo já estava bom. Mas aos poucos eu estou tentando aprender a ser boa comigo, mesmo que seja a coisa mais difícil que eu vá fazer na minha vida. Obrigada pela inspiração!

    1. Ah, as fotos foram tiradas pela minha mãe desta vez! Mas o Gabriel também anda mandando muito bem nos cliques. ;)

      Sei bem como você se sente! Passei um bom tempo sem ânimo/disciplina/whatever pra completar quase tarefa nenhuma, e mesmo tendo melhorado bastante ainda me cobro demais. Só que essa cobrança toda só piora, né, porque aí a gente acaba ficando sem força pra fazer nem sequer o mínimo…

      É uma luta diária mesmo, mas tô aqui torcendo pra que você seja gentil consigo mesma pelo menos hoje – um dia de cada vez. Beijos!

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